What do you see # 42- 10 August 2020

Thanks to Sadje who is now home safe and sound after visiting her family and did not missing a single week of this challenge.
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Image credit; Lucas Pezeta at Pexels

For the visually challenged reader, the image shows the face of a woman. It is painted with luminous glitter paint and the features are highlighted with bright yellow lines, ending in a question mark on the forehead

For generations people had come to this wise Seer for guidance. No-one knew how old she was, or from whence she had come, but anyone who sought her out always returned with peace of mind.

The old woman stared sightlessly in Sally’s direction as she opened the door to her rooms.
“Come closer and step into the light.  Do not be afraid. I may be shrouded in darkness, but I see what others cannot. Please, sit.
You are troubled and it preys heavily on your mind.
Your happiness is overshadowed by others, too many opinions from different quarters. Some are distant, but there is a firm division in your soul searching.
There is a calmness within, the subtle shadows glow with an inner strength you have yet to discover. You will not be swayed with platitudes or misguided feelings of judgement.
Your eyes see the truth and you speak of love. All is connected, thus you already know what is best for you and your unborn child.”

Sally hadn’t said a word, and taking the old woman’s gnarled hand in hers, she brought it to her lips and kissed it.
‘Thank you.’ she said simply.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to What do you see # 42- 10 August 2020

  1. Sadje says:

    This story is so moving Di. Thanks for your unique take on the prompt.

  2. Bill Chance says:

    Nice effective use of the prompt.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I’m glad for Sally. Great take on the prompt, Di

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Another great story Di 💜

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  6. judeitakali says:

    Loved the story and the beautiful advice within

  7. murisopsis says:

    This has hit just the right note! Well done!!

  8. Carol anne says:

    awesome Di! So good loved it! ❤

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